Olives

Grown to be used in cooking or eaten out of the hand, our table olives are sourced and grown in Australia and offer a mixed variety of seasonal olives. Naturally fermented, olives are slow cured at various stages of maturity which results in an assortment of flavour, texture, size, colour, and ripeness.

 

Olives

What are kalamata olives good for? why everybody loves kalamata olives and their best uses


Organic kalamata olives are one of our most popular products at Mount Zero. And it’s easy to understand why once you learn about their nutritional benefits and the array of mouthwatering ways you can eat them up.

You can recognise beautiful kalamata olives based on their dark purple appearance, firm glossy flesh, delicious bitter flavour and medium to large size in comparison to other green and black olives.

Due to their strong salty taste and the fact they are high in fat, many people are left wondering are ‘kalamata olives a healthy choice?’. So we’ve outlined their nutritional profile and the health benefits associated with their consumption to help get to the bottom of whether kalamata olives are good for you or not.

What are kalamata olives good for? If you’re looking for ideas to incorporate kalamata olives into your diet we’ve detailed five of our favourite ways to prepare and enjoy this incredible fruit for yourself.

superfood or sometimes food – are kalamata olives good for you?
nutritional profile 
Kalamata olives are rich in antioxidants, healthy fats and relatively low in carbs. Dare we say they can be considered a superfood. Here is the nutritional breakdown of a serving size of approximately 5 kalamata olives:

Calories: 88
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
Fibre: 3 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Fat: 6 grams

Health Benefits 
Kalamata olives have a whole host of amazing health benefits that in our opinion qualifies them for superfood status.

About 75% of the fat contained in kalamata olives is monounsaturated fatty acids, which research links to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Some studies even suggest the antioxidants in olives reduce the risk of cancer.

Research shows that the beneficial bacteria and enzymes introduced to your gut by consuming fermented foods, like olives, boosts the health of your digestive system and may enhance your immune function. 

Kalamata olives also contain iron, calcium and copper minerals that help with heart health, bone strength and reduced risk of anaemia.

Kalamata olives are a good source of vitamins A and E that help maintain healthy eyesight and heart health respectively.

Supporting heart, eye, bone, gut and skin health, is there anything divine kalamata olives don’t help out with?

(Source: Mount Zero Olives)

 

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